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Meet Jordan Saffron.
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do?
I am a manager in the technology advisory practice, wearing many hats as I manage projects, work on deliverables for IT assessments, and anything else under the sun. It has been an amazing experience switching from the IT risk advisory field, and I am looking forward to what the future has in store for me on the technology advisory team.
Please tell us about your professional background and what led you to pursue a career at MorganFranklin.
Prior to joining MorganFranklin, I was in external audit for four years doing SOC Reporting and IT SOX. The main reason why I applied to MorganFranklin is because I wanted to try the other side of the fence by helping others implement controls. When I interviewed at MorganFranklin, I could tell this organization cared about their team members, which ultimately led me to join.
What three words would you use to describe MorganFranklin’s culture?
The three words I would use are flexible, stimulating, and welcoming.
You have made some unique transitions within MorganFranklin, moving from our accounting & transaction services to technology advisory. Please share how you have taken ownership of your career.
Since my first day, I’ve been going out of my way to network internally at MorganFranklin. I started by I scheduling meetings with 50 or so people virtually to introduce myself. I highly recommend this to anyone at any company as it leaves a good first impression to everyone that you are taking the initiative to reach out. I also recommend taking some notes. The beginning was an overload of information but it set me up to move into technology advisory in the future. As my career continues at MorganFranklin I try to take trainings in my spare time to become more technical.
What does a typical Saturday look like for you?
On a typical Saturday, you can find me playing hockey at 6 AM then going home and taking a nap. Usually after, my fiancé and I go look at houses or have a wedding to attend. If we are not doing either of those, we are hanging with friends or family.
Hiking is a big hobby of yours – what are some of the more memorable places you’ve been? Angels Landing (Zion NP), the Narrows (Zion), Cathedral Rock (Sedona), and South Kebab (Grand Canyon) were some of the most memorable hikes that I’ve been on. I am going to Yellowstone and Grand Teton in September and I’m super excited to hike there as well.
In your opinion, what three things are needed to be successful in your role at MorganFranklin?
The three most critical areas are organization, willingness to learn, and hard work. If you have these three, you will be successful in your career.
We heard you’re an avid snowboarder AND play ice hockey. What parallels would you draw between your work at MorganFranklin and hockey/snowboarding?
Hockey has been a huge factor to the success in my career so far. I have been playing some type of hockey since I was 6 years old and it has taught me a lot about teamwork. This translates to consulting since I’ve always had to work with a team to get the job done (whether it’s on the ice or on the computer). Regarding snowboarding, I had a passion to learn and worked hard to improve my skills.